Immigration Paralegal

Company:  NNU Immigration
Location: London
Closing Date: 15/07/2024
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Job DescriptionNNU Immigration Limited has an immediate opening for an excellent US Immigration Paralegal to join our thriving Legal 500-ranked, London-based law practice. Please see details below.Job Title: US Immigration ParalegalWorking For: NNU Immigration LimitedLocation: Work from the office a minimum of days a week at Eccleston Square, Victoria, LondonStarting salary: £30KAbout the firm: NNU Immigration Limited is a growing, dynamic, leading London-based law firm devoted exclusively to the practice of US immigration law and consular services. NNU Immigration represents global businesses and entrepreneurs in the sectors of media, entertainment, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and financial services in temporary and permanent visa matters. We are focused on providing exceptional service and high-calibre legal support to our clients.

Reports to: Partners and Senior ParalegalJob Purpose: Assist and provide a range of legal and administrative support to the firm's immigration attorneys. The successful candidate will have a particular focus on the investor visa and intracompany transfer categories but will be expected to undertake a variety of other tasks as and when required. This is a position for an exceptional candidate with a UK or US legal background, excellent writing and critical thinking skills, superb administrative skills, outstanding customer care skills, and a top academic background. We are looking for a candidate who is a team player, a problem solver, an independent thinker, and someone who is resourceful, energetic, and genuinely interested in being a part of our team.

The RoleKey Responsibilities and Duties The responsibilities of the position are both legal and administrative. They will include: Legal Duties:• Drafting professional and accurate applications to be presented to US Embassies and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service on behalf of clients.• Managing a caseload with differing and variable deadlines under the guidance of principal attorney and associate attorney.• Identifying legal and practical issues associated with each case and the appropriate action to be taken at each stage, bearing in mind proposed timelines.• Correspond in a professional manner with a range of clients and be able to manage client expectations by discussing matters on the phone and via email.• Assist on the entirety of cases as well as ‘ad hoc’ duties for any given matter.• Write legally accurate letters of advice summarizing complex legal principles in a clear manner.• Produce accurate attendance notes documenting telephone calls and meetings.• Produce accurate and clear summaries of research results to other members of the team.• Create and update legal precedents for the firm including immigration questionnaires, general informative letters, and template support letters.• Field calls from prospective clients; ask relevant questions and gather relevant information for attorney analysis.• Schedule consultation meetings for clients and explain charging structure.• Research USCIS, US Embassy London as well as overseas procedures and practices by using electronic legal databases, primary sources, and relevant consulate and embassy websites.General / Administrative duties:• Preparing application packages for submission to government agencies.• Attending weekly immigration meetings (internal).• Photocopying and scanning documents as required.• Amending letters.• Proof-reading.• Taking weekly meeting notes..• Arranging postage and courier services as needed.• Adding and updating contacts on our database.• Maintaining and organizing client e-files.• Creating calendar invites / diary management.• Supporting the office manager in ad-hoc tasks and special projects.Person Specification: The successful applicant will possess the following skills and qualities: • A university degree with a strong academic background.• A spirit of co-operation and a positive attitude.• The ability and experience of working in a small team.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.• The ability to relate and communicate to clients and people at all levels.• Self-motivation and the ability to work independently to strict deadlines.• Faultless spelling and grammar.• The ability to effectively prioritize and administer tasks as well as a flexibility to do occasional work outside of office hours.• A desire to take ownership of their case load and use initiative even while under pressure.• An excellent understanding in all Microsoft office packages and office technology including image manipulation, diagram creation and file conversion skills.This role is ideal for an experienced US immigration paralegal seeking to join a highly experienced, collegiate and well-run team or a top UK law graduate interested in getting a significant amount of practical, hand-on experience while gaining exposure to a fascinating area of the law. The firm is London-based but we have a flexible work arrangement. Excellent candidates outside of London will be considered.How to apply: Applicants should CV and a covering letter showing how they meet the criteria and why they are interested in the role to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Paralegal Application May 2024’ and your name. Thank you for your interest! We are excited to hear from great candidates!

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